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From the wikipedia article on "Anthropocentricism":
originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes
What Christian are you talking about, who thinks it's ok to pillage the world?
That would be the Straw Christian, methinks.
In the 1985 CBC series "A Planet For the Taking", Dr. David Suzuki explored the Old Testament roots of anthropocentrism and how it shaped our view of non-human animals. Some Christian proponents of anthropocentrism base their belief on the Bible, such as the verse 1:26 in the Book of Genesis: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. The use of the word "dominion" in the Genesis is controversial. Many Biblical scholars, especially Roman Catholic and other non-Protestant Christians, consider this to be a flawed translation of a word meaning "stewardship", which would indicate that mankind should take care of the earth and its various forms of life, but is not inherently better than any other form of life.
originally posted by: AshOnMyTomatoes
The use of the word "dominion" in the Genesis is controversial. Many Biblical scholars, especially Roman Catholic and other non-Protestant Christians, consider this to be a flawed translation of a word meaning "stewardship", which would indicate that mankind should take care of the earth and its various forms of life, but is not inherently better than any other form of life.
"Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;" — Peter 3:1
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing (sic), let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." — 1 Corinthians 14:34-35
"For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man." — 1 Corinthians 11:7
Proverbs 5:18-19 New International Version (NIV)
18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
Ephesians 5:22-33Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Wives and Husbands
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, 23 for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. 27 He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless. 28 In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, 30 since we are members of His body.
Colossians 3:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
My mother did all of the above.
originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: dukeofjive696969
Were you, personally, raped by a Catholic priest?
When Have You, Personally, Ever Been Persecuted or Oppressed by a Christian?
originally posted by: ozb1777
... ''Christians '' forcing their bigoted notions onto others ...
You're partially correct too. Confronting what you the OP's "hypocrisy" isn't necessarily the same game, but anything past that first post confronting him is playing his game in his thread. because...
Clearly you missed the nuances in his original post.
He didn't cry persecution against Christians in his OP. Just because you thought it doesn't make it so. (read the OP).
What was all that self-righteousness about not stooping?